CROOKSTON, Minn. – The University of Minnesota, Crookston women’s tennis team opens up the 2013 season against Upper Iowa University at Sartell, Minn. 12 p.m. The Golden Eagles are coached by Josh Lunak.
The Golden Eagles went 2-10 (1-9 NSIC) last season and return four members of last season’s team led by Katelyn Johnson (Jr., Monticello, Minn.), who played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for UMC last season. No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles player Holly Roepke (Sr., Osage, Minn.) returns to the fray as well as No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles player Amanda Pihlaja (Jr., Duluth, Minn.) and No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles player Casey Paris (Jr., Fairmont, Minn.).
UMC adds newcomers Mary Boateng (Fr., Rosemount, Minn.), Catherine Brown (Fr., Powell Butte, Ore.), Emily Caldis (Fr., St. Paul, Minn.), Amanda Newman (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.) and Sarah Muellner to the roster for 2013.
The Golden Eagles will continue play in conference in the month of February as UMC faces Northern State University Feb. 8, University of Minnesota Duluth Feb. 22 and Augustana College Feb. 23.